Team Rubicon Global incubates, launches, oversees and enables Team Rubicon organizations in countries around the world. It helps them reach maturity and supports international deployments. TRg maintains brand control, shares stories, sets operating standards, and maintains strategic international relationships.

Design Principles for TrG

DEFEND AND PROMOTE THE BEST QUALITIES OF THE BRAND

Ensure that the brand remains one of Team Rubicon’s most powerful assets.

STEWARD THE SPIRIT AND CULTURE OF TEAM RUBICON

Allow for TR to grow and evolve as a multinational organization, while staying true to the tenets that made it successful.

ALLOW TEAM RUBICON COUNTRY ORGANIZATIONS TO FLOURISH

Know when to be in the background and when to take the lead.

STAY LEAN AND EFFICIENT

Serve as platform and resource, not a central headquarters or “head office”.

EXTEND IMPACT OF TEAM RUBICON

Add value and evolve to meet the needs of the TR network.

FOSTER CONTINUAL LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT

Facilitate post-deployment AARs to allow best practices to take hold among TR country organizations.

TRG Functions

Think of TRg in three ways.

1. INCUBATOR

TRG acts as an incubator - providing advice and early support to the newly formed TRx. At inception, TRg provides seed funding. As TRx organizations scale up, find matching funds, and gain their own experience and direction, TRG reduces its financial support.

2. PLATFORM

TRG maintains the network that allows TRx organizations to operate internationally; providing the governance, technology, relationships, and access that allow TRx organizations to succeed. TRG serves as a clearinghouse for best practices and coordinates multinational response to natural disasters.

3. GLOBAL GLUE

As the Team Rubicon network grows, TRG provides the “global glue” that solidifies the entire network. TRG shares stories, coordinates multi-TRx deployments, disseminates best practices, and organizes events that bring TRx organizations together to form bonds that ensure future success.

Brand Owner

Responsible for maintaining the brand image, external communication standards, culture, appropriate media placement, and membership marketing

Standard-Setter

Creates the standards and guidelines for TRx performance, conduct, governance, operations, training, and culture

VENTURE FUNDER

Responsible for raising funds to support TRg operations and that of new ventures, smaller projects, and emerging TRx organizations

Culture Shaper

Ensures that stories are disseminated throughout the Team Rubicon network and that the same values and attributes are demonstrated by all TRx members

Coach

Helps TRx organizations solve problems, make decisions, and achieve the goals of local implementation based on broader Team Rubicon experience

Storyteller

Works closely with the rest of the TRg officers and TRx organizations globally to collect and disseminate media, craft the TRg story, and create awareness of TRg globally

Reviewer & Auditor

Maintains quality control across the Team Rubicon network. Conducts AARs. Ensures compliance with international laws

COORDINATOR

Facilitates communication and connections among TRx organizations and convenes the Country Council, the governing body comprised of country CEOs

Cross-Pollinator

Ensures that best practices and learnings developed in every TRx benefit the TRg network as a whole. Leverages technology platforms

Incubator

Vets potential new TRx organizations, runs the business planning and due diligence processes, and ultimately decides whether and how much to fund a new TRx

Scout

Looks out to the world and across the network for new and different partnership and engagement opportunities (corporate, NGO, governmental, and otherwise) to extend and expand Team Rubicon’s reach

Door Opener

Develops and maintains the network of foreign governments, NGOs, and multi-national institutions, that allow Team Rubicon to operate around the world.